Intrinsic architecture is a project-specific term, which is inspired by the vernacular practice of human settlement. ‘Vernacular architecture’ refers to a pre-industrial building conception, which is informed by implicit guidelines and traditions within the immediate context. The vernacular tectonics present a functional and aesthetical unison of materials, elements and building components, whereof the best examples transcend their unique character and enable the emergence of a global system. Hence, the tectonics, when they are at their strongest, become the architectural manifestation of a cultural whole: Tradition, (locality), use (construction) and aesthetics. This represents the project notion of intrinsic architectural sustainability.